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Anyone got an idea how to make a garden tralier with an acutator on it? Answered

Im planning on making a garden trailer to tow behind the mower im wondering if any one has plans how to make them with a electric acuator on it.

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rickharris (author)2012-02-02

Ah a tipper trailer.

http://www.trailerplans.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=6&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2 may be a help but not free.

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bendog (author)rickharris2012-02-02

How do you know where to mount the acuator in the right place so it tips up nicely and doesn't start bending the metal.

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rickharris (author)bendog2012-02-03

Ah that's where I would need a LOT more information to make a reasonable design - You need to know:

The power available in the actuator,

The weight the trailer will carry

How far you need to lift.

For much of this you will be far better off initially making scale models and trying different positions to get some idea of the forces.

After that you will probably need to build the real thing and then be prepared to experiment.

OR

You could bite the bullet and by ready made plans from someone who has done this OR measure a ready made trailer.

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rickharris (author)2012-02-02

What exactly do you want the actuator to do?

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bendog (author)rickharris2012-02-02

To lift the trailer up and down

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